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    1923-D Saint-Gaudens Twenty, MS67+
    The Sole Finest at PCGS

    1923-D $20 MS67+ PCGS. CAC. Researcher Roger Burdette reasons that a significant quantity of the surviving 1923-D Saint-Gaudens double eagles are coins that came back from South American trade shipments. Double eagles from that source generally show fewer or less severe abrasions than coins from European sources, as recounts and movements of the bagged coins were less frequent. A significant quantity of 1923-D double eagles known today are in Gem or better condition, and although this issue is definably scarce in Superb Gem grades, such coins are at least readily collectible -- something that cannot be said of most other dates in the series.

    Another attribute largely unique to the 1923-D is its typically strong eye appeal, composed of colorful shades of gold, frosty, shimmering mint luster, and consistently strong strikes -- qualities that make the 1923-D undeniably attractive as a type coin. The Fox specimen harnesses these qualities in a beautiful fashion. Captivating cartwheel luster bands play through greenish-gold margins, with peach-orange and rose-red hues swirling in the centers. Each side is sharply struck and devoid of mentionable abrasions. This is the only MS67 coin with a Plus designation at PCGS, and there are none reported finer at that service. Only a dozen other Superb Gems are CAC endorsed. Population: 79 in 67 (1 in 67+), 0 finer. CAC: 13 in 67, 0 finer (9/19).

    David Akers (2008) Comments:
    The 1923-D is one of the most common issues in this series, and it is easily the most readily obtainable mintmarked Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle in high grades. In terms of total number of coins known, however, the 1923-D is rarer than the 1911-D, 1914-S and 1915-S. Examples are readily available in all grades from MS60 to MS65. A relatively large number of MS66s and MS67s are known, but the 1923-D is still scarce as a Superb Gem when viewed in the wider context of numismatics.
    From The Rollo Fox Collection of $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold. (Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26G6, PCGS# 9176)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by Roger Burdette, and edited by James L. Halperin and Mark Van Winkle

    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles is an issue-by-issue examination of this artistically inspired series of gold coins. Each date and mintmark is reviewed with up-to-date information, much of which has never been previously published. The book is based on two extraordinary collections: The Phillip H. Morse Collection and the Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection.

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